Spring Break is always a busy time at the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) and this March helped the state’s second largest airport set a new record.

The total number of passengers who chose CID for their travel last month was 124,496. That is 2.3 percent higher than the previous March record set in 2019 and 7 percent higher than travel recorded in March 2022.

Marty Lenss, CID director, says Spring Break traffic always rivals the travel CID sees around Thanksgiving. “With all the schools in the region – including the colleges and universities – Spring Break provides students and families a chance to break out of the winter doldrums.”

With nonstop flights to 17 destinations and service from five airlines – including two low-cost carriers: Allegiant and Frontier – CID provides many options for the region, Lenss says.

Air service at CID has changed, as it has with its counterparts, where smaller regional jets are being replace by larger, mainline aircraft. That change, Lenss says, is reflected in more seats in the market.

For example when comparing schedules from June – August 2022 vs. 2023, CID has 17 percent more seats available this year.

“We are pleased airlines continue to invest in our market with new nonstop service and mainline aircraft,” Lenss says. Most important, Eastern Iowa is filling the aircraft in our market. The airport success is a direct reflection of the region’s support of CID, so thank you.

CID had a major air service announcement prior to the holidays when American Airlines announced it is starting nonstop service to Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C. The daily flight begins June 1 and tickets can be booked now at American Airline’s website: aa.com.

“The addition of the Washington, D.C. flight is a game-changer for CID and for Eastern Iowa,” Lenss says. “For Iowa to have two gateway airports that have this premium service speaks volumes about the state’s economy.”

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About The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID
CID has non-stop service to 17 destinations on five airlines: Allegiant: Las Vegas (LAS), Nashville (BNA), Orlando Sanford (SFB), Phoenix/Mesa (AZA), Punta Gorda/Ft. Meyers (PGD), St. Pete/Tampa (PIE), seasonal service to Los Angeles (LAX) and Sarasota (SRQ);American Airlines: Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX), Reagan National, Washington, D.C. (DCA): Delta: Atlanta (ATL) and Minneapolis (MSP); Frontier Airlines: Denver (DEN) and seasonal service to Orland International (MCO);United Airlines: Chicago (ORD) and Denver (DEN). CID is served by three air cargo carriers: FedEx, DHL and UPS

For more information, go to FlyCID.com


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